How you can stop worrying about paying for college
A FREE federal student aid workshop in Sacramento in January

Donna Mobley

I still have one child in college and another that wants to return.  My ability to help them pay for that is extremely limited. 

Are you also worrying about paying for college for your children, grandchildren or other youth you know?  Or, do you work with youth at church, soccer and other activities who will need financial help for college? Or are you or another adult considering going back to college? Well, this is the perfect opportunity to learn about Federal Student Aid for college and how you can become a resource for the young people in your life (and stop that worrying!).

With the cost of a higher education constantly on the rise, access to resources for college tuition, books and other expenses is important. The United States Department of Education’ s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) will be in Sacramento to talk about FSA and to do a comprehensive financial aid training. This training is targeting everyday people who work with youth or have youth in their life who want to go to college.  The event is free and will be held at Sacramento State Alumni Center January 7th from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHAT TO EXPECT

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. there will be a round table discussion on the challenges and success of Federal Student Aid. This is your opportunity to talk about how Federal Student Aid is challenging or helping the youth you work with.  It is especially important if you work with youth that are in foster care, the juvenile justice system, different ethnic backgrounds, disabled, low income families and communities, etc. … to come to the table so you can make sure their special circumstances are a part of the conversation.

Lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m.  It will be an excellent opportunity for you to network with others in the region that are working with youth.  You never know who might have resources that can benefit your youth or who you might be able to help. 

From 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. there will be the Financial Aid and FAFSA training.  You will learn how to support youth in their efforts to examine this resource to pay for college and you’ll be able to go out and train others that are working with youth about FSA. This training in no way will replace the important support youth get from counselors in high school or financial aid representatives in their local colleges and universities. This training is an added tool you and youth will have to help open the doors to college.

Registration is required for the January 7th Federal Student Aid event.  RSVP by email to Richard.blasen@ed.gov

See attached invitation.